Martin Smalbrugge, MD, PhD, is assistant professor in elderly care medicine and head of the trainingscenter for residents in elderly care medicine at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc in Amsterdam. He is currently involved in several research-projects with a focus on callenging behavior, palliative care in dementia, depression, psycholeptic medication/pharmacotherapy. He is active member of the IPA (International Psychogeriatric Association) and participates in its taskforce on mental health in long term care. He is chairman of the guideline committee of Verenso (Dutch association of elderly care physicians). He serves as associate editor of JAMDA.